Friday, September 13

  • Spend the morning with Jerry Simchuck as he discussess and demonstrates "From Concept to Completion" ($50 For reservations call Randy (503) 668-8348 or email jobyrn@comcast.net)
  • Show, vendor, and demo setup
  • Entry Registration
  • Carvers get together reception

Saturday, September 14

  • Judging of Entries Indoors
  • IWCA Working Decoy Championships
  • "Birb Carving 101" with Jerry Poindexter
  • Judging of decoys in the fountain pool

Sunday, September 15

  • "Creating a World Winning Decorative Carving" Seminar by Leonard Rousseau and Anthony Donato
  • Painting/Carving Demos, Tool Vendors
  • Raffle Drawing

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The Columbia Flyway Wildlife ShowFeather & Quill Carvers in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center extend a warm welcome and a cordial invitation to attend the 32nd Annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show & Northwest Championship Competition on September 14 and 15, 2019. Join us for a great experience.

This show has the reputation as the premier wildlife carving show and competition in the Northwest. The facility at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center on the banks of the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington has every amenity that an art show focusing on wildlife sculpture could ask for. The show focuses on hand carved, textured, and painted wood sculptures of birds, fish, and mammals in fifteen competitive divisions.

View the judging of wildlife carvings in the main auditorium and the decoys in the fountain pool. Take advantage of the free seminars and demonstrations. And as if that is not enough, join us at the Fountain Pool for the 6” mini decoy floaters “trade” event where grown carvers get more excited than they should at the intense competition and nail biting dramatics.

The Will Hayden Memorial Awards will be awarded to the best of show for intermediate and novice carvers. Due to the generous donations from area carving clubs and individuals who benefitted from Will’s years of friendship, mentoring, and support, this award will be given for years to come.

This show is a member of the International Wildfowl Carvers Association (IWCA). If you enter the IWCA Divisions and are a member of IWCA, you will be eligible for IWCA National Events such as the Championship contests. Check the IWCA rules here.

Click Here to View the Winners from the 2018 Show

Jerry Simchuk

Jerry grew up in the Northwest where he began to develop his keen eye for wildlife and love of nature. Days spent fishing, hunting, hiking, and caring for a variety of animals on his family farm filled his days, while his nights were spent painting and exploring his growing affinity for art.

In 1993, Jerry found woodcarving to be the perfect medium to express his artistic talents. He was drawn toward bird and fish sculptures, and deep down he knew this medium would be most rewarding, allowing him the ability to turn his love of wildlife into an art form.

Soon after finishing his first carved bird, Jerry entered his work in the Boise Woodcarvers Show in 1994 where he took top honors in his division. Since his first competition in 1994, Jerry Simchuk has competed regularly at top-level bird carving shows around the country, including the Ward World Championships. He has received numerous high level awards for his wildfowl and fish carvings, and his work has been selected to appear on the cover of Wildfowl Carving Magazine in 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018. As one of this nation’s most respected and premier wildlife artists, Jerry Simchuk has been invited to judge many prestigious shows, including the Ward World Championships since 2004. With his passion for creating realistic bird sculptures in both wood and bronze, Jerry continues to share his knowledge and skill with others, offering seminars, classes and writing articles. Jerry finds it very rewarding to know he is helping others grow in there passion for this art form. Jerry currently resides in Spokane Valley Washington with his wife Jean where he continues to build his reputation.


TThe 2019 Feather & Quill Purchase Award is the Raffle Prize for 2020. Tickets can be purchased for this beautiful Blue-winged Teal carved and painted by master carver Terry Avila from Hollister, California.

Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You need not be present to win.

Mail your request and check to:

Randy Martin

48140 SE Linhart Butte Road

Sandy, OR 97055